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Mahasamadhi, The Great Samadhi

Shri Shri Shri
Shivabalayogi Maharaj attained the final samadhi and dropped his physical body on March 28, 1994. His sacred body is interred in the Samadhi in Adivarapupeta, India.

Swamiji insisted that yogis do not die. Unlike ordinary human beings, the physical body does not limit the yogi’s consciousness, being or personality. Yogis remain permanently established in the spirit. He assured devotees that if he left his body permanently and entered mahasamadhi — the great and final samadhi — he would be more available to them. “If I am not within the bounds of my body I am more available to you. If I am in samadhi, I am very easily available. Answers are very easily available.”

The yogis who serve as agents of God continue their work long after they have dropped their physical form. Swamiji gave Buddha and Jesus as examples. Nobody can do anything to Buddha or to Christ. They will live forever. Even if somebody tries to do anything to them, nothing will happen. Even if it appears as though they are affected, that effect will remain for only a small time and again they will continue. They are like rivers that keep flowing forever. Sometimes you get bad water in the river, but with new rains, the water again will be pure.”

Swamiji often referred to the pattern of yogis who become well known and their work established only after they dropped their physical bodies. He would say that God realized beings are seldom recognized in their own physical lifetimes.

A month before his mahasamadhi, Swamiji assured devotees of a global mission. He predicted that within forty years, there would be a single spiritual tradition in the world, including India, America, the Near East, and Europe. He and his devotees were working not for themselves, but so that people can come to know God. Swamiji said that he had placed people throughout the world in positions to be able to help in this work. The time would come when they can come forward and participate.

Swamiji’s work is to bring people into the line of meditation. You want to know the mission of Swami? Listen! To bring eighty million people throughout the world on the path of meditation, that is the mission of Swami. See, before Swamiji actually comes on the stage, some of his devotees come and do the necessary ground work. Then Swamiji does the main portion and whatever is left gets accomplished by the last batch of devotees. Every time Swamiji has taken a human body, it happened more or less in the same way.

Shivabalayogi appointed no successor. His work continues to be done directly and through his many devotees and disciples.

“A yogi is like a king who serves all the people in his care. But when a king dies, a new one is immediately installed. When a yogi dies, the world has to wait several hundred years before another completes tapas to continue the work.”

“Yogis do bless their disciples and they get spiritual powers from that. They train some disciples. Some come to this country to teach what they learned from their guru, the yogi. There may be many more such disciples than are publicized in this country. Such disciples teach meditation, just like the yogi taught.”


His Life

childhood stories
beginning tapas
early obstacles

dhyana mandir
& Tapaswiji

four directions
tapas completion
Linga & Devi
India travels
Banagalore ashram
Adivarapupeta ashram
in the West

His Words

spiritual leaders
Jesus & Buddha
forms of God
Swamiji's mission
initiation, vibhuti
samadhi (enlightenment)
tapas & Self realization
bhajans(devotional song)
bhava samadhi
(spiritual trance)
world conditions
Swamiji's words
Virtual Darshan

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